~ Large Late 19th/Early 20th Century Brass Signalling Cannon ~
The barrel of the cannon has five reinforcing rings and a rounded cascable. The cannon also comes with a brass cap and a cleaner for the barrel.
The vent hole is clear and has oxidised slightly showing signs of usage. This cannon has been fired in the past.
The cannon has an oak carriage, the wheels are also made of oak which are locked in place with a brass pin. One of the pins on the small wheels is missing. The axles are made from brass which is fixed to the carriage.
The cannon is on a hinge and can change elevation. The barrel can be removed quite easily by removing the pins.
~ Dimensions ~
Overall the piece is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, 10.75 inches (27.5 cm) wide,
22.5 inches (57 cm) long.
The barrel is 22.5 inches (57 cm) long and has an approximate bore of 1.5 inches (4 cm) in diameter. (1/2 pounder)
The cannon weighs approximately 2.625 stone (17 Kg).
~ Condition ~
The barrel has minimal pitting and a decent overall aged patina.
The wheels and metal parts of the carriage have the expected patina for its age.
UK postage cost will be £35